Provided by: libppi-perl_1.270-1_all
PPI::Token::Data - The actual data in the __DATA__ section of a file
PPI::Token::Data isa PPI::Token isa PPI::Element
The "PPI::Token::Data" class is used to represent the actual data inside a file's "__DATA__" section. One "PPI::Token::Data" object is used to represent the entire of the data, primarily so that it can provide a convenient handle directly to the data.
"PPI::Token::Data" provides one method in addition to those provided by our parent PPI::Token and PPI::Element classes. handle The "handle" method returns a IO::String handle that allows you to do all the normal handle-y things to the contents of the __DATA__ section of the file. Unlike in perl itself, this means you can also do things like "print" new data onto the end of the __DATA__ section, or modify it with any other process that can accept an IO::Handle as input or output. Returns an IO::String object.
See the support section in the main module.
Adam Kennedy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright 2001 - 2011 Adam Kennedy. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.